Japan has become one of the top-rated travel destinations, and because quite a number of people consider being able to visit the country — let alone live in it — as a luxury, there’s this assumption that everything in Japan is bound to be expensive. Little do they know.

For those of us who have been to this great land, and especially for those lucky ones who had (or still having) the opportunity to live here, would know that it’s actually not so bad. While there are things that are comparably expensive to get here, there are also quite a number of things that are extremely cheap and only in Japan! Sometimes it’s a matter of luck on discovering the exact spot that sells the item cheap, but there are also categories of stuff that’s the cheapest overall. Occasionally, you got to have a little bit of both.

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